Journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead last month, figured among those who were on Thursday offered tributes by the RSS for their work for the society.
A gathering of RSS leaders drawn from across the country, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, paid homage to Lankesh, former ISRO Chairperson U R Rao and other eminent personalities from various walks of life at the Sangh’s annual ‘Diwali Baithak’.
Yakshagana artiste Chittani Ramachandra Hegade was among those remembered at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal meeting.
“There is a long list of people from various walks of life who were paid tributes at the RSS meeting. It also includes the name of Gauri Lankesh,” RSS Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said.
He did not elaborate.
Lankesh, a vocal critic of right wing outfits, was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on September 5. Her murder has led to outrage and protests across the country.
The Sangh will discuss the state of the economy and issues like an exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar and violence by cow vigilantes at the three-day meeting which began on Thursday.